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Garter Ridge Baby Cardigan
Lion Brand® Cotton-Ease®
Pattern Number: 70351AD

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE:
0-6 months (6-12 months, 12--18 months, 2-3 years) Finished Chest 21 (22, 24, 27 1/2) in. (53.5 (56, 61, 70) cm) Finished Length 9 1/2 (10, 12, 14) in. (24 (25.5, 30.5, 35.5) cm)

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

830-099 Cotton-Ease Yarn: Almond

Cream


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Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 8 [5 mm]
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Additional Materials
3 buttons 3/4 in. (19 mm) diameter Sewing needle and thread
GAUGE:
17 sts + 25 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS). When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles. Making a Gauge Swatch
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.

STITCH EXPLANATION:
Garter Ridge
Rows 1, 3, 5, 7, and 9 (RS): Knit.


Rows 2,4, 6, 8, 10: Purl.


Rows 11-14: Knit.


Repeat Rows 1-14 for Garter Ridge pattern.


INSTRUCTIONS



Cast on 80 (84, 92, 108) sts.

Knit 2 rows, inc 10 sts evenly across last row - 90 (94, 102, 118) sts.

Beg with Row 1, work in Garter Ridge pattern for 6 rows.


Next Row:
Buttonhole Row (for boys): Knit to last 5 sts, bind off 2 sts, knit to end.


Next Row: P3, cast on 2 sts, p to end.


Buttonhole Row (for girls): K3, bind off 2 sts, knit to end.


Next Row: Purl to last 3 sts, cast on 2 sts, purl to end.

Continue in Garter Ridge pattern, working Buttonhole Row every 6th row twice more.

Work until piece measures 5 (5 1/4, 6 1/2, 8) in.

(12.5 (13.5, 16.5, 20.5) cm) from beg, end with a WS row.


Divide for Fronts and Back Work across 24 (25, 27, 31) sts and slip to a holder for Right Front, work across 42 (44, 48, 56) sts and slip to a holder for Back, work across remaining 24 (25, 27, 31) sts for Left Front.


Left Front Continue in Garter Ridge pattern until piece measures 6 1/4 (6 1/2, 7 1/2, 8 1/2) in.

(16 (16.5, 19, 21.5) cm) from beg, end with a WS row.


Shape Neck Decrease 1 st at the end of every RS row 10 (11, 13, 15) times total - 14 (14, 14, 16) sts.

Continue even in pattern until piece measures 9 1/2 (10, 12, 14) in.

(24 (25.5, 30.5, 35.5) cm) from beg.

Bind off.


Back Slip sts for Back from st holder back to needle and join yarn.

Continue in Garter Ridge pattern as established until piece measures 9 1/2 (10, 12, 14) in.

(24 (25.5, 30.5, 35.5) cm) from beg.

Bind off.


Right Front Slip sts for Right Front from st holder back to needle and join yarn.

Beg with a WS row, work as for Left Front reversing all shaping.



SLEEVES, Cast on 23 (25, 27, 27) sts.

Knit 2 rows, inc 3 sts evenly spaced across last row - 26 (28, 30, 30) sts.

Beg with Row 1, work in Garter Ridge pattern, AT THE SAME TIME, inc at each side every 6th row 5 (6, 8, 10) times - 36 (40, 46, 50) sts.

Work even in Garter Ridge pattern until piece measures 5 1/2 (6 1/2, 8, 10) in.

(14 (16.5, 20.5, 25.5) cm) from beg.

Bind off.



FINISHING Sew shoulder seams.

From RS, pick up and k 53 (57, 65, 72) sts along Right Front edge, 16 (18, 22, 26) sts across Back neck and 53 (57, 65, 72) sts down Left Front edge - 122 (132, 152, 170) sts.

Knit 2 rows.

Bind off.

Sew Sleeve seams.

Set in Sleeves.

Sew on buttons.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
p = purl
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side


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